A Message from the ATAP President Regarding the Tragic Shooting in Oregon
Our hearts go out to the students, families and friends of the Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. As they recover from the losses and public service agencies engage in post incident investigation, I encourage all of our members to provide support as best they can. Simultaneously, I encourage all to refrain from public commentary before the authorities are able to properly investigate the matter. The public needs good information on how to reduce the future risks of violence in our educational institutions. As the President notes his concerns about this type of event becoming routine, he is correct that we need to do something. Keeping the dialogue of the value of threat assessment and management, building multi-disciplinary teams and creating mechanisms for the reporting of behaviors of concern should be our highest priorities.